The International Programs (IP) Intensive American Language Center (IALC) is a CEA accredited program that opened in 1984. The IP IALC provides English language instruction for international students intending to study at WSU, and for matriculated students attending WSU who need additional language support. IP IALC faculty teach in the Academic English (AE) program and in undergraduate and select graduate pathways on behalf of INTOWSU.
Instructors provide high quality English as a second language (ESL) instruction based on learning outcomes. Instructors are responsible for teaching high quality ESL classes at a variety of levels for undergraduates and graduates in the AE program and in pathways, preparing authentic student assessment, providing ongoing feedback to students and for all other matters related to teaching. Instructors also participate in the development, evaluation and refinement of the curriculum and they collaborate with colleagues to develop, evaluate and refine theme-based course materials. They also participate in the ongoing program accreditation process.
Instructors are required to attend all designated meetings and functions, hold office hours based on credit load, substitute teach when needed, and meet annual program professional development requirements. They are expected to uphold policies and procedures of the University and to interact with other faculty members in the spirit of cooperation and professionalism.
Applicants are required to submit an electronic application including: 1) Curriculum Vitae or Resume (please upload either document in the required â€œCurriculum Vitaeâ€? section of the on-line application 2) Cover Letter stating the position sought, and 3) contact information for three (3) professional references.
Two (2) letters of recommendation are required. Letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provided through the WSU online application system.
If an applicant is selected for an interview, they will be required to teach a short lesson to the Search Committee members as part of the interview process. The lesson needs to be conducted as though the Search Committee members are actual ESL students. Lesson materials (handouts) may be submitted electronically after an interview has been scheduled prior to the interview. The lesson is intended to allow applicants to demonstrate teaching excellence.
Masterâ€™s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, or equivalent education/language teaching experience. [Equivalent degrees: MA or Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, MAT in ESL, EFL, or ELL, Ph.D. in TESL, M.Ed. showing significant coursework in the areas of Applied Linguistics and ESL pedagogy]
Experience working in an environment where strong organizational and time management skills were necessary.
Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word.
Experience working within a frequently changing environment.
Previous English as a Second Language teaching experience or equivalent.
Experience working collaboratively with faculty members on materials development, projects and/or class coordination.
Experience working in multinational, multicultural and/or multilingual environment.
Speaks or has taken classes in a foreign language.
Experience studying or teaching abroad.
Experience in developing teaching materials.
Experience in a content/theme-based intensive English program
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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